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Dolomites to Venice Along the Old Dolomites Railway Track

“I've experienced the soul of Italy through the pedals of my bicycle.” — AS

“I've experienced the soul of Italy through the pedals of my bicycle.” — AS

“I've experienced the soul of Italy through the pedals of my bicycle.” — AS

“I've experienced the soul of Italy through the pedals of my bicycle.” — AS

“I've experienced the soul of Italy through the pedals of my bicycle.” — AS
  • 7 nights | 32 miles/day
  • Self-guided from: €695
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  1. Variety: Choose from more than 200 tours offered by local operators in 35 countries.
  2. Advice: Our informed advisors help you choose the trip that's right for you.
  3. Lower cost: You pay local tour company prices—less than what big American companies charge.
  4. Great exchange rates: Pay low rates thanks to the millions of dollars in foreign currency we buy each year.
  5. Convenience: We handle the full booking and payment process.
  6. Support: We’re your advocates from initial planning through final pedal stroke.
Tour Type: Guided Self-guided

Tour description

From the northeast of the Dolomites, you cycle through the Höhlenstein Valley passing by the famous "Drei Zinnen" (Three Peaks), and onto the Olympic town of Cortina d’Ampezzo.

Following the old railway track, you continue to Pieve di Cadore, the birth town of Titian. After a short transfer through the valley of the ice cream makers, you will reach Ponte nelle Alpi ("Bridge in the Alps") and then onto Belluno nestling in the Dolomites. The tour takes you on to Bassano del Grappa where the countryside starts to level out.

After a short visit to the town of Asolo, the "city of a hundred horizons," the fashion city of Treviso awaits you. Following the River Sile, you cycle towards the Serenissima--the lagoon city of Venice is a magnificent final destination for your exploration of northern Italy.

*Note: This tour is also available with a challenging itinerary. Please contact one of our tour advisors if you would like an overview of the challenging option.

Daily program

Day 1: Individual arrival at Hochpustertal (Niederdorf/Villabassa or Toblach/Dobbiaco)
Arrive at the hotel in Hochpustertal.
Overnight in Hochpustertal.

Day 2: Niederdorf/Villabassa or Toblach/Dobbiaco – Cortina D'Ampezzo (19-22 miles/30-35 km)
From Villabassa/Dobbiaco you start on the bike path into the Höhlenstein Valley, past Lake Toblach and the War cemetery. This area was used as the front during World War I. You carry on past Lake Landro (on the left you can see the famous Drei Zinnen; the cycle path ascends slightly before you get to the border – Gemärk/Cimabanche – of the region South Tyrol and the region of the Veneto. From here you cycle down into the valley, which opens up before entering towards the south, before arriving in Cortina.
Overnight in Cortina D'Ampezzo

Day 3: Cortina d'Ampezzo – Belluno (47 miles/75 km)
Today the path is steady going slightly downhill, for the most part on the old railway track; you will see the Sorapis on the left and located on the right the "Fünf Türme" – Cinque Torri (Five Towers). You continue on to the south through the Boite Valley towards Pieve/Calalzo di Cadore.

From here the new cycling path takes you to Longarone.  This town was completely rebuilt in 1963 after a landslide filled the dam above the village and caused a flood. From Longarone slightly hilly until you reach Belluno.
Overnight in area Belluno.

Day 4: Belluno – Feltre (30 miles/40 km)
From Belluno, the small capital of this province, the tour follows tree-lined avenues and hilly landscape until the end of this day in Feltre. During the day you come along small and scenic villages. In the North, you see the magnificent southern Dolomites, your accompanist in the first stages.
Overnight in Feltre.

Day 5: Feltre – Bassano del Grappa (34 miles/55 km)
The first kilometers you cycle easily before you descend to the Brenta Valley. Where the river Brenta joins the plains, lies the town of Bassano del Grappa. The name of the town comes from Mount "Monte" Grappa. Upon arrival, you can enjoy a well-earned "Grappa." There are many places of interest to visit in the town such as San Francesco, the "Museo Civico" (Museum) or the Piazza della Libertà.
Overnight in Bassano del Grappa.

Day 6: Bassano del Grappa – Treviso (34 miles/55 km)
On leaving the Dolomitic Alps, you occasionally see various villas designed by the renowned architect Palladio. The town of Asolo is ideal for a rest before continuing along to the plains to Treviso, the town of the water striders. Along the canals, there are many wonderful houses and shops to admire. This is a center for Italian fashion, especially shoes and famous labels like Benetton.
Overnight in Treviso.

Day 7: Treviso – Venice/mainland Mestre (28 miles/45 km)
Following the River Sile, you cycle towards the Adriatic Sea straight to Venice (mainland Mestre) where the impressive "Serenissima" can be admired.
Overnight in Venice.

Day 8: Departure
Individual departure or extend your stay.

Route Map

Maps are for information purposes only and reflect typical routes between overnight locations. They may not reflect your actual route.

Dates

Saturdays: May 4-Jul 6; Jul 20-Sep 22; Wednesdays: Jun 5-Aug 28, 2019 (additional dates available for groups of 5 or more)
Low season: May 04, 2019 - Jun 21, 2019 , Sep 08, 2019 - Sep 27, 2019
High season: Jun 22, 2019 - Sep 07, 2019

Prices

Prices are shown in the local currency EUR.

Prices other than in the local currency are based on current exchange rates and will vary.

Prices other than in the local currency are based on current exchange rates and will vary.

Prices other than in the local currency are based on current exchange rates and will vary.

Tour package
Per person, double occupancy
€ 695
High season surcharge
€ 80
Single room surcharge (1 person/1 room)
€ 149
Bike Rentals
Trekking bike, 21-gears
€ 75
Electrically assisted bike
€ 165
GPS unit
€ 25
Extra Nights, Niederdorf/Toblach, 4-star hotel, prices starting at
Per person, double occupancy
€ 72
Single room surcharge (1 person/1 room)
€ 17
Extra Nights, Venice (mainland/Mestre)
Per person, double occupancy
€ 61
Single room surcharge (1 person/1 room)
€ 23
Transfer
Per person, including bike transfer to Toblack/Niederdorf (available Wednesdays or Saturdays)
€ 65
Please note: Instead of operating bicycle tours ourselves, BikeTours.com represents local bicycle tour operators around the world. Review the tour operator's information and terms below, then submit your booking request through BikeTours.com. The primary benefits of booking your tour through BikeTours.com include:
  • Lower cost: You pay local tour company prices—less than what big American companies charge
  • Variety: Choose from more than 200 tours offered by local operators in 35 countries.
  • Advice: Our informed advisors help you choose the trip that's right for you.
  • Great exchange rates: Pay low rates thanks to the millions of dollars in foreign currency we buy each year. Or pay in euros!
  • Convenience: We handle the full booking and payment process.
  • Support: We’re your advocates from initial planning through final pedal stroke.
Contact us with any questions about booking and paying for your tour through BikeTours.com. We look forward to serving you!

FunActive Tours GmbH Terms and Conditions

Contents of Contract
Booking includes the following elements: group or client’s name, arrival and departure date, number and type of reserved rooms, description of package, content and type of booked package, description of the accommodation, prices, surcharges and reductions. If there are no extra conditions included in the booking, then the general regulations apply. All prices are in Euro or in the additional currency and include VAT and all other taxes. Extra conditions and changes in the booking must be confirmed in writing by the tour operator.

Client withdrawal / Substitute client / Booking change
Withdrawal: Before the start of the tour the client can withdraw from the contract at any time. The client has to confirm the withdrawal in writing. In the case of a withdrawal or no show, the following charges will be charged to the client:

  • Up to 28 days before tour start: 20% of tour cost
  • From the 27th to the 14th day before tour start: 30% of tour cost
  • From the 13th day to 8th day before tour start: 50% of tour cost
  • From the 7th day to 4th day before tour start: 70% of tour cost
  • From the 3th day before tour start or no show: 90 % of tour cost
  • Early departure from already started bike tour / hiking tour / cross country ski tour: 100% of tour cost

The tour operator recommends taking out travel insurance.

Substitute Client: Each client can nominate a third person to take their place if this is done at least three days before tour begin. The tour operator can refuse this person if there are important reasons. If a third party takes over this does not affect the original contract and the original withdrawal clauses apply. A fee of € 50,00 is charged for changing the name of the client.

Booking Change: Changes in the booking regarding number of rooms, type of hotel and catering (if available) are allowed up to 28 days before tour start. A fee of € 50,00 will be charged for each alteration. After this the condition of cancellation are available. Such a booking change can take place only in accordance with the possibilities of individual cases;the customer has no claim. A booking change by customer to another tour is only possible in the form of a cancellation (according to the conditions of cancellation) and subsequent new booking.

Reduction for children in a room with parents

Reduction for children to the 4th birthday, with breakfast (consumption extra): 100% Reduction for children from 4 years to their 11th birthday, with breakfast: 50% Reduction for children from 11 years to their 14th birthday, with breakfast: 25% Reduction for additional beds in double rooms for children over 14 years of age and adults: 15%

A reduction in cost applies for a third and fourth bed in a room for both adults and children when sharing with two full paying adults. The reduction only applies to the package price on offer which includes breakfast and cannot be used in conjunction with any additional services.

Half board can be booked for children from the age of 4 (for those trips where the possibility of a reservation for half board exists). Dinner and other consumables required by children under the age of 4 can be ordered and paid for directly at the location.

General

Changes in prices and performance are at our discretion as well as minimal changes in the routes if necessary. You will naturally be informed of any changes immediately. Our prices are minimal prices and cannot be reduced. Legal seat is Bozen.

Information for bike tours/hiking tours/cross country safari

Approximately 30 days before the start of the tour guests will receive general information of the tour and how to get there as well a hotel list by e mail. Detailed information (voucher, luggage labels, route description, maps etc) will be handed out to the guest at their arrival at the reception of the first hotel.

Our information is usually in German. For some of the tours we also have information in other languages. Consult the single offers for detailed information about the available language.

Information talk

For almost all tours we offer our guests the possibility to take part in our information talk on arrival day in the evening or in the next morning. One of the tour operator employees will provide the guests with all the necessary information about the route and answer any questions.

Subsequently the guest will also receive any articles he has booked (rental bikes etc).

Telephone Service Hotline

We offer our guests a service hotline from 8.30 a.m. – 7.00 p.m. during the whole tour. A tour operator employee who speaks German, Italian and English is there to help with any problems or to answer any questions.

Bikes and extra equipment

All rental bikes are 21 gear tour bikes especially built for our tours (ladies’ or men’s bike). A limited number of 7 gear bikes with back pedalling brakes (only unisex bikes) is available on request for some tours. Our team member will hand over the bikes at the starting hotel. Please state the height of the clients when booking the tour.

All bikes come with a saddlebag. In addition clients receive for each booked room one handlebar bag, a bicycle computer, a lock, one air pump, inner tubes and a tool kit.

On most of our tours are available electro bikes (limited availability) on request. Consult the single offers for detailed information.

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